Last evening myself and ~PaulGana
went to photograph the "Fourmile Canyon Wildfire",which is burning behind and above the city of Boulder, and what awaited us was something the likes of which I have never seen. I always wanted to photograph a wildfire, but I have to say, I couldn't help but stop and be reminded of the people who are and have lost their homes, and whose lives are changed forever. Thank goodness for very long lenses is all I can say. I would in no way want to be close to this monster. Talk about bittersweet, this very shot now seems to be going viral on twitter [link]
and is approaching 10,000 views in just a few hours. I only wish I never had to photograph it to begin with... This was shot with my Sony a550 and my Tamron 200-400mm lens. I am reminded of a quote with this shot--"Even when causing her most destruction, Mother Nature is still beautiful", very true, it is just very sad to see it....
I hope you all like it
As of 4pm Denver time today, this photo has now been picked up by The AP (Associated Press) so if anyone sees it please get a shot of it in use, or a screen cap. Their client base is huge and includes many news agencies (NBC, CBS, Time Magazine, etc etc) along with several online news resources, like Yahoo, AOL, Google, etc etc If anyone happens to see it online please by all means get a screen shot for me! If you see it in print please take a snap shot of it for me!
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